Bring the whole family to the Main Library at Goodwood on Saturday, November 18, at 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., for this all-ages, free event and see how many games you can play in one day! Go from card games to life-sized games; enjoy a board game before switching to a VR headset; join a tabletop game session; connect with local gaming groups and stores like Little Wars and more! Come to the Library for some fun and friendly competition! Learn more here.
The Baton Rouge Rose Society invites you to grab your pruners, hats, and gloves and join them for Propagation Day at the Independence Botanical Gardens (adjacent to the Main Library at Goodwood) on Saturday, November 18, 9-11 a.m. Propagation directions and advice will be available from experienced gardeners and in printed form. Learn something new about successful propagation techniques. All necessary supplies will be provided, along with refreshments.
Thursday, November 16 at 3 PM – United States Poet Laureate and winner of the 2022 Academy of American Poets Leadership Award, Joy Harjo, joins us for a chat about her most recent memoir, Catching the Light, and to discuss her rewarding lifetime as a writer and poet. In Catching the Light, Harjo examines the power of words and how poetry summons us toward justice and healing. In this lyrical meditation about the why of writing poetry, Harjo reflects on significant points of illumination, experience, and questioning from her fifty years as a poet. Harjo insists the most meaningful poetry is birthed through cracks in history from what is broken and unseen.
Do your plant babies need a new home? Come decorate terracotta pots with us on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 pm. at the Main Library at Goodwood. These weather-sealed pots will be safe for indoor and outdoor use.
Join us at the Main Library at Goodwood on Wednesday, November 15 at 10 a.m. as we read Looking for Colors with Lily and Milo by Pauline Oud. Then, toddlers can play at four fun centers: tracing shapes on squishy bags; sticky paper and pulling them off; and looking at board books. Registration is required. To register, please call 231-3760.
Adults are invited to the Baker Branch on Wednesday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. for a viewing of The Secret Life of Bees. In 1950’s South Carolina, a young, white girl and her black caregiver are taken in by an eccentric trio of sisters in this adaptation of the best seller by Sue Monk Kidd. – swank.com
Do you speak or read Spanish? Perhaps you’re looking for a fun way to speak Spanish with others? If you also love reading and discussing books with others, then we have just the group for you! Join us for a club centered around reading books in Spanish! Adults can come to the Bluebonnet Regional Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15 as we discuss Diarios de Motocicleta by Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Copies are available on Libby, the library reading app. For more information, call 763-2250.
In 1983, in Mamou, Louisiana, local businessman and community leader Aubrey LaHaye was mysteriously kidnapped from his home and murdered. Forty years later, his great-granddaughter, Jordan told in her forthcoming book, Home of the Happy: A Murder on the Cajun Prairie. She will talk about her experience interviewing family and community members, and the many theories that have emerged around how and why this tragedy took place ranging from the Cajun Mafia, to a hit job, to just a random act of violence. Jordan is the Managing Editor of Country Roads Magazine and a co-host of their podcast, Detours. Come meet Jordan and hear this extraordinary story at the Main Library at Goodwood on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. as part of the Library’s Special Collections Series.
The City-Parish of Baton Rouge and the East Baton Rouge Parish Library are hosting GIS Day Baton Rouge at the River Center Branch on Wednesday, November 15, 6-8:30 p.m. GIS stands for geographic information systems. Presentation topics will include: LA DOTD Enterprise GIS Program, Using GIS to Manage Wildlife at LDWF, and Marking 30 Years of EBRGIS. Refreshments will be served. To register and learn more, please visit here.
Writers are invited to join Writers Rendezvous at the Fairwood Branch for their monthly writers group at the Fairwood Branch Library for our monthly writers group. There are sessions at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Writers Rendezvous is an informal writers group where people can meet, share ideas, and get feedback on current projects.